Getting vaccinated is key to getting a $300 incentive. This would be for all qualifying staff members in a Midwest public school district. This is a pressing matter considering now as COVID-19 cases do continue to surge in the local K-12 schools for, in fact, the third academic year.
Vaccinated Teachers and One-Time Payment
Moreover, the district is using some of its $213.5 million in federal pandemic relief funds to give a one-time payment to the educators. Funny when teachers have to strike for more money, they can’t get it. Also, their financial needs are never addressing or taken that seriously. This push to get the “vax” is ridiculous, sinister, and weirdly disturbing. What if there are more vaccinations requiring down the road? Will there be more accessible money given to them as this “incentive”?
Get the “Vax” or Stay in the Virtual Learning Ghetto
Many building-level administrators are having to step in for staff members, said IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson. That is if they are absent from the classroom due to quarantine. That’s why it’s one of the reasons they are providing the incentive to prevent a return to virtual learning.
Staff Vaccination Rate
“In fact, if you are around a vaccinated student or staff member, and you don’t have symptoms, you will not have to quarantine,” Johnson said. “Therefore, if the staff vaccination rate is escalating, and that person isn’t experiencing symptoms, then they can continue to work.
Vaccinated Teachers Need to Show a Proof of the Jab
By September 30th, IPS staff must submit proof of vaccination. It gets even better and darker! Now, the district is contemplating incentives for students who get the COVID-19 vaccine. There is money available through the district but only for what they want!
There will be more vaccination clinics for students and the community and providing COVID-19 testing at schools. The district is also looking into all of those possibilities.